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Reading Recommendations

We offer several online tools to help you choose what to read next. Of course, you can also always contact a librarian at your favorite DCL location for recommendations.

My Next 5

Get personalized reading recommendations from Durham County Library. Simply complete an online form to tell us a little about what genres, books, and authors you like (or dislike). A DCL librarian will review your submission and reply within three days with a list of the next five books you should read!

NoveList Plus

NoveList is a comprehensive database of fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages and includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs. You will need your library card number to log in if you are not in a library building. More info >>


Subscribe to one of our e-newsletters to have reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Select from topics such as the weekly New York Times bestseller list, graphic novel recommendations, armchair traveler reads and so much more. Each newsletter comes with links directly to the library’s catalog, so you can easily place holds on items that interest you. You can also sign up for a general DCL e-newsletter that highlights library news and upcoming events.